An experienced education development expert, Dr Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle has urged the Nigerian youths to play a pivotal role and lead the charge for nation-building.
Ibikunle stated this in an address titled “the Role of Nigerian Youth in Nation Building”, delivered at the Ikorodu West Youth and Award Night, last Friday, where he underscored the critical juncture in Nigeria’s history which necessitates collective efforts to address dimensional challenges.
He emphasized the need for active youth involvement in nation building and harped on the ideas and innovations crucial for the nation’s growth which are predominantly within the youth demographic.
The seasoned educationist identified key areas the youth can take advantage in driving and awakening the potentials that abound in the country. Importantly, he recognized; Education and skill Development, Entrepreneurship and job creation, Technology and Innovation among others.
“Everyone, regardless of your academic or professional accomplishments, you have to embrace a culture of continuous learning, innovation, and creativity, he affirmed”.
Furthermore, he calls for collaboration between the public and private sector in order to drive entrepreneurship spirit.
“There should be a collaboration between government, the private sector, and civil society to create an enabling environment for startups, advocating for mentorship, access to funding, and business development support”.